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09-02-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By pstock

I (aka Peter Stock, Toronto Canada) am sorry to...

I (aka Peter Stock, Toronto Canada) am sorry to have belaboured this question, that seems to obvious to more experienced hands. and to have let it go off on tangents.
To reel it back in a bit,...
08-31-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By pstock

I can't win. just received my Microshift twist...

I can't win.
just received my Microshift twist shifters. MS29-8
unfortunately it appears that the LH shifter is 3-click indexed.
my error. I should have drilled down and found the base specs. the...
08-08-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By pstock

thank you all. Again! I am well on track again...

thank you all. Again!
I am well on track again now.
Peter
08-08-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By pstock

if memory serves, these replacement spokes were...

if memory serves, these replacement spokes were never tensioned at all after they were installed.
and the WOW in the wheel is exactly where these two replacement spokes are located. so that makes...
08-08-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By pstock

spokes are spinning when truing wheel after spoke repacement

Me again.

different wheel. different problem.

I had to replace two spokes on this Easton wheel a few years ago (green .tape)
then I just put it aside and forgot about it.
this week I pulled...
08-08-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By pstock

super helpful. this sheet gave me the confidence...

super helpful. this sheet gave me the confidence to press on.
for what's worth things get a bit stiff in the axle after a few years. This one needed the gentle help of a flat bladed screw driver to...
08-07-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By pstock

dissasembling a Miche Primato hub for repacking

my Miche Primato hubs are a bit rough (particularly the rear hub) and I would like to repack the beatings .
I was able to access the RH side easily.
I cannot though figure out how to access the LH...
07-30-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By pstock

Just curious. Is the SRAM road gear (RIval,...

Just curious. Is the SRAM road gear (RIval, Force, Red) lineup Shimano compatible? for some reason (sheer ignorance mostly - I have never used SRAM Road gear) I assumed that if you wanted to sell...
07-30-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By pstock

I am losing my mind with this conversion from Bar...

I am losing my mind with this conversion from Bar End shifters which seemed like a good idea at the time and one that I thought would be fairly straightforward because I have quite a collection of...
07-30-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By pstock

Interesting. how though do you determine from...

Interesting.
how though do you determine from the Specs which is compatible and which is not?

the SRAM site lists these specs:

3.0
CABLE PULL RATIO 1:1
COMPAT - DERAILLEUR/HUB (SL) FD: 3s,...
07-30-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By pstock

My BF now has RD-M750 and SRAM 900 ESP gripshift...

My BF now has RD-M750 and SRAM 900 ESP gripshift (ESP 900-81) and shifts poorly
Partner Julie's BF has RD-M737 and SRAM MAX Comp 8S gripshift (marked K14Apr16 which I expect is the production date...
07-30-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 492
Posted By pstock

RD-M750 (9S) with 8S Gripshift and 8S cassette??

I am setting up a Bike Friday. which came with an 8S cassette but a 9S RD-M750 Deore XT rear derailleur and barend shifters.
I swapped off the barend shifters (clumsy for the H-Bars on this bike)...
07-21-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 209
Posted By pstock

how to (re)build up a Decathlon Vitus 760 Cobra?

I have a Vitus 760 Cobra carbon frame that was originally issued as a complete bike by the Decathlon sporting goods chain in France in 1995. (Brochure copy attached.)

I expect this was one of the...
06-25-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By pstock

SRAM found and sent me the manual for these...

SRAM found and sent me the manual for these levers.
Interesting - it makes clear that moving that orange "toast" or "pie" (or removing it altogether) varies the braking power.
...
06-24-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By pstock

NEVER MIND. cable routing SRAM 9.0 ESP brake levers?

EDIT. NEVER MIND. I found a small grub screw on the back of the lever arms that were holding my lever outs out a bit. Cable runs OVER that orange plastic bit (though what the orange plastic bit does...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By pstock

what style skewers were original with Mavic Cosmics?

in my infinite wisdom, in order to save storage space, I removed all the QR skewers from my many (50? 75?) spare wheelsets.
But now I am havning a hard time matching wheels to the skewers that...
06-18-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By pstock

I guess that's my real question: why would Mavic...

I guess that's my real question: why would Mavic stick with FW design right through to the mid-1990s when the rest of the cycling world had been doing Freehubs and cassettes for.... what? almost 8...
06-17-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By pstock

whither Mavic hubs in the 1980s and early 90s?

what happened to Mavic in the world of hubs in the 1980s? and early 90s?
there seems to be a huge gap in the timeline from the 500 and 501 freewheel hubs of the 70s and early 80s to the release of...
06-11-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By pstock

A fellow on the RBW Rivendell Group shed some...

A fellow on the RBW Rivendell Group shed some light on WHY routing the cable UNDER the pinch bolt helped my shifting.
he wrote: "That's an M735 front der. I think you may have better luck with an...
06-10-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By pstock

and.... I swapped on a Deore XT RD-M739 RD and...

and.... I swapped on a Deore XT RD-M739 RD and Voila! problem solved. (not suprisingly. the spec sheet says it'll handle 32t and Lo and Behold, it does!)
she's shifting very nicely.

I will now...
06-10-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By pstock

Updates. 1. I backed off the small ring...

Updates.

1. I backed off the small ring limit screw a bit to allow the cages to sit more centered over the small ring (so to have a little more clearance than absolutely necessary but also to...
06-10-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By pstock

there does not appear to be "Stops" on the barned...

there does not appear to be "Stops" on the barned shifters themselves. They just butt up against the top and bottom of the mount body. But I too am surprised at how little range there seems to be on...
06-10-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By pstock

I'll try routing the cable UNDER the pinch bolt...

I'll try routing the cable UNDER the pinch bolt body. I'll see what happens.

But there is no hex tension adjusting bolt on this FD
06-10-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By pstock

My biggest cog is in fact 32t. I'd always...

My biggest cog is in fact 32t.
I'd always understood that a regular cage length RDER would only handle max 27t (or 28t) BUT somewhere recently I read that cage length had more to do with chain...
06-09-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By pstock

Yes, I have the cables crossed under the...

Yes, I have the cables crossed under the downtube.
(I think it gives the cable housing a nicer look.)
06-09-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By pstock

No sorry, I have a correct LH shifter on the LH...

No sorry, I have a correct LH shifter on the LH side but since there is no label on it I included the label of the RH shifter as that at least seems to narrow it to Dura Ace. 7700/7800
but I assumed...
06-09-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By pstock

Ummm, the cable is running OVER the top of the...

Ummm, the cable is running OVER the top of the pinch bolt body if that is the question. (I don't know what the "tab" is)
06-09-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By pstock

there is no label on the LH shifter so I didn't...

there is no label on the LH shifter so I didn't think it added any information. But since the RH is Dura Ace I believe the LH is also Dura Ace.
I just showed the photo of the RH to show the style of...
06-09-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By pstock

Yes, I wonder that too. As I have run into the...

Yes, I wonder that too. As I have run into the same compatabiliy issue in reverse on another bike: MTB LH shifter not working well with a Road Triple FD.
but this - barend LH with MTB FD - seems to...
06-09-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By pstock

Centered. hmmmm, I thought the correct small ring...

Centered. hmmmm, I thought the correct small ring limit setting (is it Low or High? I though the easier gearing was the Low Limit but Leonard Zinn calls it the H-Limit screw) was so the chain just...
06-09-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By pstock

if I play with the H and L Limit screws I can get...

if I play with the H and L Limit screws I can get it to EITHER handle the Middle and Big OR the Middle and Small.
but I am struggling to get it to handle all three, at least not gracefully. there...
06-09-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By pstock

Sora RD bumps against big cogs, b-screw maxed out

moving to the rear end of my Rivendell Sam Hilborne, I am also having trouble with my RD setup.
since I was initially just throwing this bike together quickly to see how it rode, how it felt and if...
06-09-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By pstock

triple setup troubles

I am having trouble making a triple setup work on my Rivendell Sam Hillborne.
I am trying to use a Specialized "Flag" triple crankset and a Deore XT FD and Shimano barend shifters (set on...
05-31-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By pstock

that - Oldbobcat - is a brilliant suggestion! ...

that - Oldbobcat - is a brilliant suggestion!
many thanks

Peter
05-28-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By pstock

Odd, tab mount, bottom pull triple MTB FDs seem...

Odd, tab mount, bottom pull triple MTB FDs seem to be scarce to non-existant.
I have three XT triple FDs in my parts bin but all of them are clamp-on mount.
the hunt is on.
05-24-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By pstock

AhhhAh! we could have a winner. (Iride01 and...

AhhhAh!
we could have a winner. (Iride01 and dsbrantjr were also closing in on this conclusion.)
many thanks. I didn't realise that MTB and Road FDs were different specs.

It has a SORA FD-3304...
05-21-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By pstock

Must be my setup. backstory. I am trying to...

Must be my setup.
backstory. I am trying to convert this H-bar Bike Friday from using barend shifters (the LH of which was friction shift. Maybe all LH barend shifters are friction shift) to trigger...
05-21-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By pstock

how many clicks in a LH ST-M567 Deore LX shifter?

I am installing an old ST-M567 "rapidfire" LX Triple trigger shifter.
I am only getting 2 clicks out of the LH shifter. Which basically gets me up to the mddle and then big chainring.
But in the...
04-17-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By pstock

I did find and watch that video. that BB TY30 is...

I did find and watch that video. that BB TY30 is a different construction - it has that nut holding everthing together.
but I cannot quite seem to get my BB shell to slide up and away, revealing the...
04-17-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By pstock

clever, that makes good sense now.

clever, that makes good sense now.
04-17-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By pstock

thank you for all your help. I was able to...

thank you for all your help.
I was able to steal a longer axle from a MTB wheel and retrofit one of my 130mmOLD 700c wheels.
seems to work.
Later I'll work on the redishing
many thanks all
04-17-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By pstock

135mm wheel from a 130mm?

Annoying me again.
Last question. [and completely unrelated to bottom brackets! :-) ]

but I would really like to move along a build I've be procrastinating on for months - a Rivendell Sam...
04-17-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By pstock

at the time I was disassembling these various...

at the time I was disassembling these various bikes, I didn't realize that BB and Crankset were so closely paired.
Nor did I realize that French stems had a different insert than.... normal stems....
04-17-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By pstock

well, it all ties back to another question I am...

well, it all ties back to another question I am facing which is "what length axle BB for what crankset"
I have about.... 15 used BBs in a box. decent but used.
I have about 30 used cranksets in a...
04-17-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 197
Posted By pstock

IGNORE this duplicate post

sorry, I erroneously duplicated posted this question.
Peterr
04-17-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By pstock

and.... what's wrong with this BB-UN26 install?

finally BB question.

for my Sam Hillborne (68mm BB shell) I first tried to use a BB-UN26 that I have lying around. It is marked 68mm
BUT
1) on the DS there seems to on oddly thick 5mm flange,...
04-17-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By pstock

which BB for a triple crankset

I am building up a Rivendell Sam Hillborne, trying to use as many of my spare parts as possible.
Plan is to use a triple crankset.
and I have about ... 15 English threaded BB to choose from....
04-17-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 762
Posted By pstock

can I disassable a "sealed bearing" BB?

I am messing around with my stash of bottom brackets.
some of the sealed bearing units feel rough or sticky. so I wondered if I could get inside and relubricated them.
I am starting with a a...
04-08-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By pstock

French threaded SPD pedals?

Did they ever exist? Maybe not MtB style but maybe those little onesided touring jobs.

I just received a very nice bike but it has the dreaded French threaded cranks.
for everyday road riding my...
04-05-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By pstock

and, checking through my bin of older 9S era...

and, checking through my bin of older 9S era shifters, I see that all the ones I have that did not use Flightdeck have removable plates in there.
so I can cannibalize from my busted shifters. Even...
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